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  • 'History Detectives' explains why bandleader Glenn Miller vanished

    'History Detectives' explains why bandleader Glenn Miller vanished
    To this day, it remains one of the great mysteries of American music: Exactly how and why did bandleader Glenn Miller vanish during World War II? Just 40 years old and near the height of his fame as leader of the Army Air Force band, Major Glenn...
  • Norwegian flies to London -- for now

    Norwegian flies to London -- for now
    Despite some opposition, Norwegian launched its new low-fare nonstops to London/Gatwick from three U.S. airports last week: twice a week from Ft. Lauderdale, twice a week from Los Angeles and three times a week from New York/JFK. Schedules are the...
  • New generation of jets comes with ups, downs

    New generation of jets comes with ups, downs
    The new generation of commercial airplanes is so radically different from how we have flown for the past 20-plus years that stepping onto one can feel like flying for the first time. The most obvious change is the thinness of the seats; the old-time...
  • Google upgrades air and hotel search -- but not enough

    Google has added and improved some features that make it one of the important contenders for a go-to airfare and hotel search engine (google.com/flights). Among its current features: -- Airfare searches display first-screen indications about availability...
  • Frequent-flier changes need not ground leisure travelers

    This column is called "More for Your Money," but this week we're going to tell you why you'll be getting less for your money when it comes to some airline awards programs and what you can do about it. Delta and, more recently, United have announced...
  • Taking the Kids -- to the Caribbean in summer

    Taking the Kids -- to the Caribbean in summer
    Conch shell craft or coconut palm weaving? At the kids club at The Somerset on Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos, teacher Kaye-Ann Irving-Rigby runs a complimentary program for kids as young as three -- even if there is just one child in house -- where they'...
  • Southwest Airlines begins international service to Caribbean

    Southwest Airlines, the nation's largest domestic carrier, begins flying outside of the borders of the U.S. on Tuesday, with flights to the Caribbean. The expansion of service comes as part of Southwest's previously announced plan to take over the...
  • Seniors on the Go: Summer senior summary

    Seniors on the Go: Summer senior summary
    If you're a senior about to shove off on your vacation, here are a few notes on the current state of senior travel. AIRLINES. Forget any special senior deals. The only airline with meaningful senior fares is Southwest, and its senior fares are good deals...
  • With highway fund running dry, DOT and Congress look for revenue

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Transportation said Tuesday that it would start limiting payments to states for road and transit projects next month in an attempt to conserve the federal Highway Trust Fund's rapidly diminishing cash balance. Usually,...
  • Delta Air Lines loses bid to call itself 'most trusted airline'

    It looks like Delta Air Lines won’t be calling itself the “world’s most trusted airline.” The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected the airline’s request to trademark the slogan “The world’s most trusted...
  • A standing-only section on planes could mean lower fares, study says

    Would you buy a bargain-priced airline ticket, but the catch was you had to stand for the entire flight? A new university study says the idea of standing-only sections on planes is no joke. An airline that removes seats can fit about 20% more...